Lead: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

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General industry: 29 CFR 1910.1025

Construction industry: 29 CFR 1926.62

Housing and Urban Development rules: 24 CFR 35

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 USC 2681 to 2692

Residential lead hazards: Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Title X), 42 USC 4851, and regulations for lead-based paint (LBP) exposure under TSCA: 40 CFR 745

Training and certification programs: 40 CFR 745.89 to 745.92 and 40 CFR 745.220 to 745.239

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA):

Lead waste characterization: 40 CFR 261.24, 40 CFR 261.31, and 40 CFR 261.32

Land disposal restrictions: 40 CFR 268.34, 40 CFR 268.40, 40 CFR 268.48, 40 CFR 266.80, and 40 CFR 273

LBP debris: 40 CFR 264, 40 CFR 265, 40 CFR 257, and 40 CFR 258

Clean Air Act (CAA):

Designation of lead emissions: 40 CFR 50.16 and 42 USC 7412

Regulating sources of lead emissions: 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 63

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting for lead production sources: 40 CFR 98

Clean Water Act (CWA):

Point source categories: 40 CFR 400 to 471

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA):

Lead and copper in drinking water: 40 CFR 141.80 to 141.91

Plumbing requirements: 40 CFR 141.43

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA): 40 CFR 302 to 307 and 40 CFR 310

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA):

Toxic release inventory (TRI): 40 CFR 355 to 372

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)


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